Allison Devereaux

Allison Devereaux is radio producer and host from Huron County, Ontario. She's been with CBC News for a decade, reporting from Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Winnipeg and Halifax.

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Grand Bend lifeguard raising concerns about water safety after Labour Day

Most of this summer's rescues were swimmers attempting to save others. A long-time lifeguard at Grand Bend beach is worried about what will happen when patrols end after Labour Day.

You won't believe how much roadside garbage this Huron County runner has picked up

Pete Meades of Bayfield is running each, individual road in Huron County while pushing a chariot stroller he fills with garbage.

Livestock truckers express safety concerns outside Ontario meat processing plants

As the province prepares for public comment on its new food safety law, anti-meat activists and some in Ontario's farming industry agree that tensions are at an all-time high when the two sides meet at protests outside slaughterhouses. 

From Spanish Flu to COVID-19: How century-old businesses are coping with change

They've survived the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, both world wars and the Great Recession. After staying in business for more than a century, these shops are facing a whole new set of challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

Huron Perth seeking accommodations for healthcare workers

Huron Perth Health Care Alliance is asking people with secondary accommodations to offer them to healthcare workers, in case the COVID-19 crisis worsens. More than 50 people and businesses have already answered the call, offering trailers, vacant apartments and bed and breakfasts.

'A time of anxiety for everyone': Calls to London crisis line jump by 50 per cent

The London-area Canadian Mental Health Association is receiving a record number of calls from people feeling the stress of COVID-19. The crisis line saw at 50 percent increase in calls in the last three weeks.

Teeswater, Ont. man donates blood 250 times, plans holidays around it

In the last 50 years, a senior from Teeswater, Ont. has given blood 255 times. Since the age of 17, he's kept his schedule of five to six donations a year, even planning vacations around it. 

Midwife in Stratford, Ont., retires after attending more than 1,500 births

If you were delivered by midwife in Stratford, Ont. in the last twenty years, chances are Beth Lynes was there. The pioneering midwife is retiring after attending more than 1500 deliveries.

St. Louis Blues centre Ryan O'Reilly brings the Stanley Cup home

Stanley Cup winner Ryan O'Reilly will share the parade routes with hockey greats when he brings the cup home on Thursday.

Blyth, Ont., theatre staging play about impact of serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer

Controversial play tells the story of a fictional family making care decisions for their elderly father, grieving his death, then later discovering he’d lived in the same facility where Wettlaufer worked.

Goderich veteran returns to Normandy, 75 years later

Seventy-five years after he landed on Normandy's shores in June of 1944, this veteran is back on European soil.  Lt. Bill Anderson was a reinforcement soldier brought in six days after D-Day, the allied offensive that eventually led to the end of the Second World War.
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Watch this car: It drives both directions and does serious doughnuts

If both motors are running, this car is capable of going forwards, backwards and side to side, "like a crab." Owner Bill Brown of Seaforth, Ont., got the idea from a Popular Mechanics issue in 1921.

Been up King Street lately? Bike and bus infrastructure changes landscape

Travelling up King Street in downtown London? The one-way stretch has a new big-city look about it with the introduction of two major pieces of infrastructure. 

Seniors home deemed unsafe for 5 residents after fire drill flop

A planned daytime fire drill at The Adelaide in Waverley, N.S., revealed half of the residents would be unable to get out of the building during an emergency without help.  

Halifax high school musicians band together to perform entire Beatles album

The performance at Faith Tabernacle Church on Monday night will include 58 high school musicians, including a symphony orchestra, a rock band and four vocalists.

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